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Presenting HousingWire’s 2021 Women of Influence

Housing Wire

The 2021 Women of Influence winners represent 100 of the most influential women in leadership in the housing economy. More than just breaking records in the housing finance space, the HousingWire 2021 Women of Influence are shattering glass ceilings and leaving a legacy for years to come.

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Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

Keeping Current Matters

Sometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in mind, they may also be missing crucial information about today’s housing market that you need to make your best decision.

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Susan Rice to co-chair HUD appraisal task force

Housing Wire

The interagency task force to combat inequity in appraisals, led by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge, will be co-chaired by former United Nations ambassador Susan Rice.

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers

Keeping Current Matters

One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for sale. As a seller, you’ve likely heard that low supply is good news for you.

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Housing Nearly 17% of GDP

Eyes on Housing

Thanks to a surge in residential investment during 2020, housing’s share of GDP remains elevated compared to recent years. Last year’s market conditions involved a renewed focus on the importance of home, an evolving geography of housing demand, and a lack of for-sale inventory.

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What to Know About Closing on a Home

Point2Homes

Image: Friends Stock / Shutterstock.com. As you plan to purchase your first home, you might find that there are a few stressful aspects of the homebuying process that can make or break your purchase: One is when you first apply for a mortgage and another is when you close on a house.

How Delta variant may impact housing market

Housing Wire

The following Q&A comes from the HW+ exclusive Slack channel, where HousingWire’s Lead Analyst Logan Mohtashami answered questions on what to make of the latest housing data, his forecast for the rest of this year, and whether or not the housing market is returning to normal.

4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures

Keeping Current Matters

With forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are four reasons why that won’t happen. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time.

Prospective Buyers Continue to Turn into Active Buyers

Eyes on Housing

Of the 17% of American adults considering a future home purchase in the second quarter of 2021, 61% have moved beyond planning and are already actively trying to find one to buy.

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End of foreclosure moratorium could help ease strain on inventory

Inman

Owners exiting forbearance later this year and into the next, may avoid foreclosure by listing their homes, if they have enough home equity. Analysis Data Select corelogic Elliot S. Schlissel foreclosure data frank nothaft George Ratiu Inventory crisis national association of realtors selma hepp

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Bubbleinfo in the Top 30

BubbleInfo

We were included on the Top 30 list of the real estate blogs in California! Here is the link to the list: [link] The visitor list has been growing – thank you for being here! About the author

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FHA, FHFA re-up eviction bans at Biden’s urging

Housing Wire

A day before the federal eviction ban lapses, the Biden administration is using the levers it has through federal agencies to keep evictions on ice until September.

GDP Back to Pre-Pandemic Level

Eyes on Housing

In the second quarter of 2021, real GDP surged and returned its pre-pandemic level as the economy continued to reopen. This quarter’s growth reflected strong gains for consumer and state and local government spending. However, the second quarter gain did come in below consensus estimates.

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Olympian to agent: Swimmer Ryan Cochrane talks to Inman about his transition

Inman

Prior to becoming an agent, Ryan Cochrane had already brought home two Olympic medals and was a four-time champion of the Commonwealth Games. Agent Lifestyle News Brief Select Technology Ryan Cochrane the agency The Olympics

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Interview with Mark McLean From Key Living!

Toronto Realty Blog

TorontoRealtyBlog. ? ?. Thanks again to Mark McLean, the Vice President of Business Development at Key Living. If you want to get in touch: Mark McLean. Web: www.lifeatkey.com. Email: mark@lifeatkey.com. Instagram: @marcomclean. Tik Tok: @marcomclean.

Pending home sales dip as “seesaw” market continues

Housing Wire

Following a robust May, pending home sales declined in June. Though the desire for buyers to purchase a new home remains strong, skyrocketing prices are putting the dream out of reach for some buyers, economists in the housing industry said. The overall pending home sales index fell 1.9% to 112.8

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Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans

Keeping Current Matters

Some veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in today’s market.

Second Quarter of 2021 Homeownership Rate at 65.4%

Eyes on Housing

The Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (CPS/HVS) reported the U.S. homeownership rate declined to 65.4% in the second quarter of 2021. Compared to prior reports, the data was affected less significantly by the pandemic, since in-person interviews were back in 99% of the sample area.

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3 brokers share 7 tips for guiding new real estate agents

Inman

Three real estate brokers share how they help new agents navigate bidding wars, manage finances, and keep their sanity while building their business.

#329: Challenging Your Confirmation Bias, with Economist Larry Kotlikoff

Afford Anything

Have you ever thought about how an economist views financial planning? Would you guess that it’s vastly different from how some financial planners approach this work? Today’s guest, Laurence Kotlikoff, is a Professor of Economics at Boston University.

Oakland homeowner alleges appraiser bias

Housing Wire

An Oakland homeowner says the home valuation process failed her due to the color of her skin, according to a complaint filed with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Accepting Backup Offers in Real Estate: What You Should Know

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What Are Backup Offers in Real Estate? What is a backup offer in real estate? How do Backup offers work? Some excellent questions for those buyers who have lost out on their dream home! When buying a home, will writing a backup contract make sense? How about when selling a house?

Federal Reserve and Housing: No Taper Talk Yet

Eyes on Housing

Today’s Federal Open Market Committee announcement did not provide an explicit reference to an expected tapering of purchases of Treasury ($80 billion a month) and mortgage-backed ($40 billion a month) securities.

How agents can be allies to the LGBTQ+ community

Inman

Launched as a six-market tour, The Alliance Certified Ally program is a mix of virtual and in-person training sessions that bring the LGBTQ+ community and ally real estate pros together. Here are common themes, questions and lessons learned.

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Real Estate Investors Bumping Buyers in 31 Top Markets

RIS Media

Are real estate investors creating excessive competition amid the inventory shortage? According to a new report from realtor.com®, some markets are being hit hard by investor activities, while others are benefitting.

Fair housing complaints remained elevated in 2020

Housing Wire

Stay-at-home orders spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic did not have a notable impact on the velocity of fair housing complaints received in 2020 by organizations, according to a yearly trends report published by the National Fair Housing Alliance this week.

If I make $50K a year, how much house can I afford?

The Mortgage Report

You may be able to buy a home on $50,000 a year with today's low interest rates and special mortgage programs. Learn more here. Mortgage Products Affordable Homes Housing Michelle Lerner Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate

Perceptions of Housing Affordability Worsen

Eyes on Housing

In the final quarter of 2019, a series-high of 82% of prospective buyers could afford less than half the homes available in their markets. The share went on to decline throughout 2020 (i.e. affordability perceptions improved), reaching 63% by the final quarter of that year.

Lesson Learned: Always be open to your clients’ suggestions

Inman

Real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week: Find out how this billion-dollar Miami real estate team learned that, no matter your level of expertise, listening to your client is always the right idea.